ICAN/Bank of Industry (BOI) Innovation iHack4SDG Challenge 2023 ( 3.5 million prize)

ICAN/Bank of Industry (BOI) Innovation iHack4SDG Challenge 2023 ( 3.5 million prize)

ICAN-BOI, ICAN, and the Bank of Industry Innovation Hub open applications for the iHack4SDG Challenge | 3.5 million prize.  Lagos, the economic capital of Nigeria, is a major tech hub for innovation in Africa. The city’s tech ecosystem has grown rapidly, fueled by the rise of technology, increasing internet penetration, and a growing entrepreneurial spirit.

ICAN-BOI, in collaboration with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and the Bank of Industry, will gather a new generation of innovative thinkers from across the tech industry to tackle some of the most pressing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), tagged “iHack4SDG Challenge 2023.”

ICANBOI, an innovation hub at the heart of Yaba and Ebutte Metta, opens applications for the iHack4SDG Challenge, which will take place from May 17 to May 24, 2023, to be held physically at the ICAN-BOI Innovation Hub. Ten (10) ideas will be selected to participate in the challenge, from which three teams will emerge winners.

The challenge provides an opportunity for participants to collaborate and develop innovative solutions based on 10 out of the 17 SDGs. These winners will be given resources and support to improve, test, and scale their ideas, which will ultimately become real businesses. They will also have a chance to demo their solutions and have the opportunity to move into the ICAN-BOI incubation program.


  • Access to a dynamic network and platform – Tap into ICAN and Bank of Industry networks.   
  • Access to a dynamic platform of innovators – Tap into a conducive space to converge around practical SDG solutions.
  • Immense networking potential-  Build connections and be part of a community of practice around eco-systemic, collaborative solutions.
  • A space to exercise your global citizenship muscle–  sharpen and hone your skills in leadership, innovative thinking, analytic thinking, interpersonal communication, intercultural collaboration, and allied areas.


  • 1st Prize – N1,500,000
  • 2nd Prize – N1,000,000
  • 3rd Prize –  N750,000

Applications are open until May 14th, 2023. Sign up here: https://bit.ly/ihack4sdg 

This is an opportunity for innovators who have a knack for problem-solving to showcase their skills, connect and make a difference. 

Venue: ICAN-BOI, 5th Floor, 82 Murtala Muhammed Way, Ebutte-Metta, Lagos

.Date: 17th to 24th of May, 2023

Time: 9 AM to 5 PM

About us

Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN)

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria is Nigeria’s professional accountancy body. It is one of the two professional accountancy associations with the regulatory authority in Nigeria,

Through its technical knowledge, skills, and expertise, it provides insight and leadership to the global accountancy and finance profession.

 Bank of Industry(BOI) 

The Bank of Industry is Nigeria’s foremost development financial institution (DFI) with the mandate to transform Nigeria’s industrial sector by providing financial assistance for the establishment of large, medium, and small enterprises; as well as to drive expansion, diversification, and modernization. A mandate aimed towards supporting projects with potential developmental impact. 

ICAN-BOI Innovation Hub 

ICAN-BOI is a platform to actualize the growing focus on technology and skills acquisition through entrepreneurship empowerment. It is on a mission to be a nexus for tech talent and innovation, including students, academia, innovators, venture capitalists, and economic development experts.

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